Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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How Large Is Your Congregation?

We have a continuously growing congregation of just over 800 baptized members. We average 300 in attendance between the two services on Sundays and the service on Wednesdays.

What Kind of Church Are You?

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a traditional, liturgical and confessional Lutheran church. We preach Christ crucified and risen for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Christ freely gives his gifts in the Divine Service, and we receive them by grace through faith and joyously respond in our various vocations.

When Do You Hold Worship Services?

We have Divine Worship every Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. We also have a Wednesday evening service at 6:30 pm.
Sunday School and Bible Study are offered between services at 9:20 am.

Holy Communion is celebrated as follows:
8:00am Sunday: 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays
10:30am Sunday: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays
6:30pm Wednesday: Call church office for Holy Communion dates

What Is Your Communion Practice?

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated in this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood, to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and are unable to receive the Sacrament are invited to meditate on God’s Word in the distribution hymns and pray for the day when divisions will have ceased. If you have any questions regarding our practice, please review the “Why Closed Communion” brochure (You may click the above link to be taken to it on Adobe Reader). First time visitors are asked to visit with Pastor Poppe, Pastor Moline, or one of the elders before the service.

What Is Your Wedding Policy?

We would be happy to discuss your wedding plans! Please note first that we do not rent out our sanctuary nor our fellowship hall. The best way to “get the ball rolling” and talk to our pastors about your wedding is to attend a worship service! Introduce yourself to our pastors and talk to them about your intentions after the service. We look forward to meeting you!